VCA Charities’ Annual “Pennies for Pets” Campaign Raises more than $570,000 for Pets in Need

July 09, 2019

LOS ANGELES, Calif.--VCA Charities, the nonprofit partner of the nation’s largest animal hospital network, VCA Animal Hospitals, together have successfully raised more than $570,000 to support regionally selected companion animal welfare organizations in the fourth annual company-wide Pennies for Pets campaign.

From April to June 2019, participating VCA hospitals collected donations by encouraging clients to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar or donate online. Funds raised support local and regional animal welfare charities to aid them in the important work they do on behalf of pets in need.

“We are so thankful to the clients of VCA for taking the time to donate in support of the life-saving work of these great organizations,” said Ryne Meadors, director of VCA Charities. “Without them and the associates at the VCA hospitals across the country, this would not have been possible.”

Pennies for Pets donors wrote messages of support on paw prints and followed the fundraising progress at each participating local VCA hospital. The check presentations to the beneficiary companion animal welfare organizations will take place in the coming weeks.

“This collaborative campaign brings together VCA Charities, our family of VCA animal hospitals and our clients, community members, and donors who together are a powerful force to provide every pet the opportunity of a healthy and happy life and a loving relationship with their pet owner,” said VCA Vice President of Social Responsibility and Innovation Brandon Antin. “Thanks to everyone for working together to make this year’s campaign successful and enhancing the lives of even more pets in need.”

About VCA Charities

VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire and nurture pets and their people to triumph over challenges and thrive together. Established in 2005 by the founders of VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA Charities helps to feed thousands of pets, provide access to expert veterinary care, and support animal welfare organizations globally. Please visit the VCA Charities website to find out the most up-to-date information about VCA Charities and its programs at http://www.VCAcharities.org.

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA Animal Hospitals, part of the VCA family of companies, operates more than 800 companion animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. VCA hospitals are staffed by more than 5,000 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care. With over 525 board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency & critical care, and surgery, VCA Animal Hospitals provides not only a full range of general practice services to keep pets well, but specialized treatments for when pets are ill. For more information, visit vcahospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and at Facebook at facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.

About VCA

VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, a preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound), and Camp Bow Wow (CBW), the nation’s Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise, an Inc. 5000 company. 

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